2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Release Date and Review – The Volkswagen Tiguan for 2017 provides a refined level of ride quality and sophistication associated with German-made crossovers. However, with its so-so safety credentials, a fuel-sapping base engine, and a limited interior space make the Tiguan a hard sell. Its release date should be expected mid this year.
Some of its highlights include a serene cabin, a premium interior trapping, a refined handling and ride quality, and punchy turbocharged performance. The new model has gained VW’s latest touchscreen technology interface, premium vinyl upholstery, heated front seats, keyless ignition and entry, and a lowered MSRP.
As an outlier, the vehicle has managed to stand in contrast to virtually every other SUV in terms of performance, refinement, family hauling activities, and interior quality. While the Tiguan has managed to do all that, the vehicle has prioritized more on certain areas than others which, nonetheless, come with their own positive attributes.
The 2017 Tiguan provides an indisputable and responsive German refinement that makes it more pleasurable to drive than the normal SUV. Things get even better with the four-cylinder turbocharged engine rated at 200 horsepower under the base’s hood. Additionally, the engine provides an impressive acceleration that most other SUVs in the segment may find hard to achieve.
More standard features have been made available to the 2017 Tiguan relative to its predecessor. Some of them include a blind-spot monitoring, forward collision mitigation, high-tech accident avoidance features, and the latest VW’s touchscreen interface that comes chock full of convenience and entertainment features.
Before considering the Tiguan, we highly recommend that you find time to shop around first. Among its compact crossover rivals include the 2017 Mazda CX-5, 2017 Hyundai Tucson, and the 2017 Ford Escape. However, if you can manage to live with its flipsides, the larger and more comprehensive Tiguan will be worth the wait.
Available Trims – Volkswagen Tiguan
The five-passenger 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will be offered in four trim levels: base S, R-Line, SE, and the SEL trims.
Interior Review & Exterior Changes – 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
Standard equipment and accessories available for the Tiguan S trim includes keyless ignition and entry, a steering leather-wrapped wheel, automatic headlights, 16” alloy wheels, heated mirrors, roof rails, a sliding and reclining backseat, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, an aftview camera, a CD player, media player interface, an eight-speaker premium sound system, “V-Tex” premium vinyl upholstery, a manual height-adjustable driver seat, air-conditioning, heated mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5” touchscreen interface, and a CD player.
The R-Line trim adds a power reclining front passenger seat, power lumbar, foglights, special styling and performance elements, a sport steering wheel, 19” wheels, special “R-Line” styling flourishes, VW Car-Net smartphone connectivity, a power reclining front passenger seat, satellite radio, a 6.3” touchscreen interface, and emergency communications.
The SE trim eliminates the R-Line’s styling and performance elements, but builds upon other equipment with a navigation system, LED running lights, 18” wheels, and a panoramic sunroof.
Finally, the SEL trim adds its own additional passenger seat adjustability, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an enhanced rearview camera, an eight-speaker Fender audio system, 19” wheels, driver memory settings, and a leather upholstery.
Exterior colors to look forward to include Panther Grey Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, Reflex Silver Metallic, Wild Cherry Metallic, Night blue Metallic, Pepper Gray Metallic, and Pure White.
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Specs
A 2.0L four-cylinder TDI engine rated at 200 horsepower and 207 lbs. of torque comes fitted under the hood of every 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. The front wheel drive system is standard, as is the six-speed automatic transmission system.
During our test drive, a 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan with a front wheel accelerated from naught to60 mph in just 7.5 seconds.
As per the EPA estimates, both the front-and all-wheel drive return a fuel economy rating of 21/26/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/26/23 mpg with the AWD system.
Safety features available include side curtain airbags, automatic crash notification, remote vehicle access, a rearview camera, stability and traction control, stolen vehicle location, full-length side curtain, and geo-fencing.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 6.5 in. (102.5 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 6.5 in. (174.5 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.2 in. (71.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 95 cu ft
Cargo volume: 24 cu ft
Curb weight: 3601 lb
Top Speed: 119 mph
0-60: 7.7 sec
MPG: 21/26 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Deep Black Pearl, Night Blue Metallic, Panther Grey Metallic, Pepper Gray Metallic, Pure White, Reflex Silver Metallic, Wild Cherry Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 2200 lbs
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Release Date & Price
The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will go for sale for an MSRP of $24,890. Rumors going round allege that the vehicle will probably be available mid this year. However, our mule is gathering vital information about its precise date of release and an update will be available soon.
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